These are all of Ricky’s actual notes on our meadery operation and the mead we make. There might be profanity, usually of the late 19th Century variety. The only redactions are to remove the names of people and businesses when deemed appropriate. Footnotes provided by Jess and Kelly.
Valkyrie’s Choice seems to have decided it wants to be .998. I can live with that, but I’d prefer .996 like usual.
Valkyrie’s is still .998, chilling looks like it’s going to take 20 hours. I should remember that for future carbing. Going a little low on the carb to start so we can make adjustments on the fly.
WHAT A DAY! A pallet and a half of VC completed in 40 minutes, then the Summerfest labels arrived, then we got over 400 packages out the door by 2PM.
Oh, and there’s a new leak on the brite. I think I can fix it when we clean it next time.
I need to insulate under the brite.
Reprogrammed the keg cleaner throughout the day. Finally thought to throw some clear kegs on it and found that I need to add a step after each purge to allow the kegs themselves to come to 0 PSI. This will mean starting at step one and reprogramming from the beginning, but I have all of the hard work done. Please do this on Monday, Ricky!
Nice balance of the cinnamon and vanilla. The heat from the peppers isn't very strong. Color reminds me of some of the meads I've tried when I first started drinking mead
The perfect mead to ride our current epic California storms. This Crisp, refreshing mead has helped me ward off cabin fever and focus on better weather ahead. I'm saving the majority of my order for springtime frolicking in fields of green grass.
I love Nordic Farmhouse so much I would marry it! My favorite flavor profiles are sour and sweet, and this festive mead is very refreshingly tart! I especially love to drink it and serve it to my guests at the cranberry holidays (ie. Thanksgiving and Solstice/Christmas)!
Lovely golden color.No off smell to this one. Definitely notice the cinnamon flavor. Very refreshing.
I’m not getting the snickerdoodle/fall notes others do, but to be fair my palate is not the most refined. It’s a brisk lightly flavored mead to me, but I can’t pick out any particular flavor(s). It did help me through a good portion of the latest crossword, however. Going to let the rest of the pack sit awhile - sometimes aging is the secret formula to mind blowing mead. Will update down the road.